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Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it.

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Lowry scores 20 to lead Raptors past Nets 105-89

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry drives to the basket in front of Brooklyn Nets' Cory Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors used a big fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-89 Wednesday night.

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Dragic back in lineup for Suns against Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek says guard Goran Dragic will return to the starting lineup against the Charlotte Hornets after missing the last two games with a strained back.

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Bucks F Parker out for season with knee injury

In this Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker lies on the court after injuring his knee during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, dealing a huge blow to the rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks.

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Thunder beat Kings 104-92 for 7th straight win

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, top, is fouled by Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder know as well as anybody this season how difficult it is to overcome adversity, so forgive them if they have no sympathy for the Sacramento Kings right now.

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